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by Horsetan
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Wizard Models
Replies: 32
Views: 1173

Re: Wizard Models

Dave Franks wrote:....I can sit at home in me pants and do the orders ready to post at the end of the day.... (please don't picture this too hard).....


I wouldn't have used the word "hard" in that context.
by Horsetan
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 128
Views: 8691

Re: Scaleforum 2019

If you're going to The Scaleforum Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair If you're going to The Scaleforum You're gonna meet some model people there For those who come to The Scaleforum Autumntime will be a compensated affair In the aisles of The Scaleforum Model people with flowers in their hai...
by Horsetan
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Exactoscale Products
Replies: 78
Views: 19310

Re: Exactoscale Products

.... if ever there were an indicator of a needed product..... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/233296696673?_trksid=p2471758.m4703 - at 90 minutes to go a S4 exactoscale b2b gauge is commanding almost 60quid... It went for nearer £65 in the end. Great if you were the seller. When this particular gauge wa...
by Horsetan
Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Professional 4mm model-maker (coaches) sought
Replies: 24
Views: 1231

Re: Professional 4mm model-maker (coaches) sought

grovenor-2685 wrote:I'm sure the committee will consider this but lets keep this on-topic to Colin's request and not wander off into Society policy.
The only professional model maker I'm aware of is Rocar.


...and RoCar don't give any contact details on their website. Has Rodney Cooper retired?
by Horsetan
Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Crab Comet conversion
Replies: 260
Views: 35833

Re: Crab Comet conversion

.... a V1/3 from a well known kit designer where all the wheels will be individually sprung. Not Worsley Works? (That's the only one I can think of....) .....His locos have individually sprung wheels, not the AG type of very light buffer coil spring where just the end stop is adjustable, but more n...
by Horsetan
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: 16" Std Bagnall 0-6-0 industrial tank
Replies: 8
Views: 500

Re: 16" Std Bagnall 0-6-0 industrial tank

steamraiser wrote:Sorry Horsetan, not in my sights.


Ah well, worth a try. :roll:
by Horsetan
Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: 16" Std Bagnall 0-6-0 industrial tank
Replies: 8
Views: 500

Re: 16" Std Bagnall 0-6-0 industrial tank

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If you'd also consider one of these, I'd be in the market.....
by Horsetan
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: N7 Chassis Question
Replies: 20
Views: 1415

Re: N7 Chassis Question

Found a little time to continue working on the N7 chassis. Can someone please advise on the normal chassis outside widths over the side frames that iareused for P4 and also for 00 steam locomotives. I'd like to make sure it would work with both. 16.5 for P4, I think. OO: not sure - there seem to be...
by Horsetan
Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Joggled Stockrails
Replies: 61
Views: 4812

Re: Joggled Stockrails

davebradwell wrote:....pcb trackwork, 60s style is great fun - all my visible fiddle yard is made this way....


I'm looking forward to having a go at this blobby soldering trackwork in the fullness of time, albeit I'll probably be having a go in 21mm gauge.
by Horsetan
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: A possible new P4 wheel source
Replies: 6
Views: 1200

Re: A possible new P4 wheel source

Proto87stores wrote:..... to protect my wheel availability I've started experimenting with my existing CNC production system in order to be able to manufacture my own P:87 wheels. ....


Wouldn't say no to those, Andy. Is your CNC system able to produce tyres for those who want to use their own wheel centres?
by Horsetan
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: DJ Models 14xx on High Level chassis
Replies: 32
Views: 4945

Re: DJ Models 14xx on High Level chassis

Slightly OT, but I see DJ Models has gone into receivership.
by Horsetan
Mon May 27, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: RAILEX 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 5638

Re: RAILEX 2019

Paul Townsend wrote:....moidellers....


That came across with a Brooklyn accent. :mrgreen:
by Horsetan
Mon May 27, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: RAILEX 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 5638

Re: RAILEX 2019

So what were the highlights?..... For me this year, it wasn't the layouts. It was the 2mm Scale Association demo table. Even though my varifocals proved almost useless at getting close up....which worries me if I'm going to return to prolonged building sessions. Everyone says I should also use one ...
by Horsetan
Sat May 25, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: RAILEX 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 5638

Re: RAILEX 2019

As shows go, that wasn't bad at all. Anyone who likes DCC gimmicks should see New Kensal Green , where there's plenty of visible steam and smoke from engine chimneys. The next challenge will be to make it look like it's coming from the cylinder drain cocks. ....They already produce scratch builder e...
by Horsetan
Sat May 25, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: RAILEX 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 5638

Re: RAILEX 2019

Bit less crowded now....

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by Horsetan
Sat May 25, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: RAILEX 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 5638

Re: RAILEX 2019

Seems packed today. Difficult to get a spot to view anything at the moment. Mike and Judith Edge have some very interesting plans for the months and years ahead. Am hoping they might produce scratchbuilder etches for the Gresley V4 and Robinson 8K chassis. They have an S1 0-8-4T on display; very imp...
by Horsetan
Thu May 23, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: RAILEX 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 5638

Re: RAILEX 2019

Wonder what the fuel consumption to Stoke Mandeville will be this year..... Hi Ivan, are you still on about the MPG???? What is it these days 70.... I managed 70mpg to and from Camarthenshire on my recent holiday. Quite surprised to see that it was possible to do South West Wales and back on half a...
by Horsetan
Tue May 21, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: RAILEX 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 5638

Re: RAILEX 2019

Wonder what the fuel consumption to Stoke Mandeville will be this year.....
by Horsetan
Tue May 21, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 65
Views: 13722

Re: South Pelaw Junction

Mark Tatlow wrote:....The guys doing it in EM are also doing a great job of it!............


See current MRJ.

Maybe John could compare notes?
by Horsetan
Tue May 21, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters J94
Replies: 28
Views: 2217

Re: Brassmasters J94

jim s-w wrote:... can the inside motion be made to work?


You'd get some more useful bits for this purpose in the RT Models chassis, but that means having to buy the entire chassis kit.
by Horsetan
Sun May 19, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Show attacked
Replies: 33
Views: 2339

Re: Show attacked

This will complicate seriously the issue of security at shows. I lived just outside Stamford for 3 years and it had never struck me as a place where this sort of vandalism would ever happen. It sickens me. https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/market-deeping-mrc John Not just the security. The in...
by Horsetan
Thu May 16, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: RE: Chassis Speed Building
Replies: 15
Views: 1657

Re: RE: Chassis Speed Building

jim s-w wrote:Sounds like you are taking the fun out of it if I'm honest..



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by Horsetan
Sun May 05, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Ivatt Class 2 2-6-2 tank
Replies: 18
Views: 1784

Re: Ivatt Class 2 2-6-2 tank

Dave Holt wrote:.....I wouldn't worry about the injectors. To be honest, from a couple of feet away, you can't really make them out anyway. It's just probably some mild form of OCD on my part....


....that said, it's probably the only correct set of injectors out there.....
by Horsetan
Sat May 04, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 153
Views: 17286

Re: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds

iak wrote:Ooop, better get the cash flow sorted then... :?


Kit's arrived!

Just need to sort out HL hornblocks, Ultrascales and GS sprung buffers for it.
by Horsetan
Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Wainwright H Class P4 conversion
Replies: 30
Views: 2540

Re: Wainwright H Class P4 conversion

I found them near-impossible to disassemble if you get the quartering a bit wrong, as the boss will not let go of the axle... . The original P4(Studiolith) ones have a taper fit between bush and axle, like the flywheel on a Mini or Morse drills in a lathe, the come apart very easily with a sharp ta...

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